TheVat Posted December 5, 2021 Author Share Posted December 5, 2021 32 minutes ago, mistermack said: I'm not sure about the logic of restricting wood burning for heat. After all, it replaces fossil fuel, it's not operating in a vacuum. If all heating was done by renewables, then I would agree that wood burning adds to the CO2 levels. I believe that coal power stations in the UK are now burning North American wood chips, as a renewable alternative. Erm, I was referring to fire codes and stove regs to prevent houses burning down, not preventing some using of wood as fuel. I meant safe installation and design of woodburning stoves and fireplaces, so that the carbon fixed in house structures (as Studiot referenced) would stay there. In terms of a home's main heat source, however, then yes wood is not so great given that its combustion is far less efficient than NG and can lead to overharvesting of woodlots and profiteering. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now